Hi campers! Are you yearning for a getaway that combines nature’s wonders with charming countryside vibes? Look no further than Camping New Forest, and here’s why spring is the absolute best time to experience its beauty.

Blooms in Bloom:

Step into a floral paradise as The New Forest bursts into life with vibrant colors and fragrant blooms. Springtime sees the forest carpeted with a kaleidoscope of wildflowers, from delicate bluebells to cheerful daffodils. It’s a photographer’s dream and a soul-soothing spectacle that you won’t want to miss.
Exbury Gardens and Roydon Woods nature reserve are must-visit spots for immersing yourself in the enchanting allure of bluebells. At Exbury, indulge in a picturesque two-mile drive graced with breathtaking displays of bluebells. As the gates swing open in March to herald the arrival of a new season, visitors are treated to a captivating scene, with bluebells complemented by the vibrant hues of azaleas, camellias, and rhododendrons. Meanwhile, Roydon Woods, just over a mile southeast of Brockenhurst, boasts a vast 1,000-acre nature reserve overseen by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Offering an array of scenic viewpoints, this reserve features un-grazed ancient woodland, fostering the perfect environment for bluebells to thrive in abundance.

Wildlife Galore:

No visit to the New Forest in spring is complete without saying hello to its iconic residents – the New Forest ponies. Prepare to be enchanted by the forest’s inhabitants as they emerge from their winter slumber. Spring is the season of new beginnings, and you’ll have the chance to spot adorable newborn foals prancing alongside their mothers, elusive deer cautiously exploring the woodlands and a myriad of bird species filling the air with their melodic songs. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready for unforgettable encounters with The New Forest’s wild residents. Encountering wildlife in their natural habitat is a joy for many, but it’s crucial to respect their space and avoid causing disturbance. Be sure to keep a safe distance and adhere to the guidelines set forth in the New Forest code.

Tranquil Trails:

With the arrival of spring, the forest comes alive with the sounds of nature awakening from its winter hibernation. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on an adventure along The New Forest’s picturesque trails, where you’ll meander through ancient woodlands, past tranquil streams, and across sweeping heathlands. The crisp air, gentle breeze, and lush greenery create the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable outdoor experience. For a truly awe-inspiring experience, head to Blackwater near Brockenhurst and embark on the Tall Trees Trail. Here, amidst the Arboretum’s collection of magnificent trees, you’ll encounter the towering Giant Sequoias, standing as silent giants in the forest. It’s an enchanting journey through woodland that will leave you feeling connected to nature’s grandeur.

Quaint Villages & Local Charm:

Explore the charming villages that dot the countryside, each offering its own unique blend of history, culture, and hospitality. From the bustling streets of Brockenhurst to the quaint lanes of Lyndhurst, you’ll find cosy pubs serving hearty fare, traditional tearooms offering scrumptious treats, and artisanal shops showcasing locally crafted goods. Take a leisurely stroll, soak up the atmosphere, and immerse yourself in the warm embrace of The New Forest community.

Serenity & Solitude:

While summer may bring crowds of tourists, spring offers a quieter, more tranquil experience in The New Forest. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature as you wander through secluded glades, listen to the gentle murmur of hidden streams, and bask in the serenity of your surroundings. Whether you’re seeking solitude or sharing the experience with loved ones, springtime in The New Forest is the perfect opportunity to unwind, recharge, and rediscover the beauty of the natural world.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and embrace the magic of springtime in The New Forest. We’re open from 22nd March 2024 – book your spot now. Our Campsites – Camping in the New Forest